Last week, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the reduction of statutory provident fund contribution by both employers and employees for the next three months to 10 percent of basic wages from 12 percent.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre making conflicting statements on lockdown, not providing funds to states, alleges Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed the Centre is making contradictory statements on enforcement of the lockdown, and alleged funds are not being provided to the state for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rahul Gandhi slams Centre's decision to freeze Dearness Allowance for employees as govt aims to fill coffers for COVID-19 battle
Noting that it was 'insensitive and inhumane' to freeze dearness allowance, the Rahul Gandhi on Friday said instead of 'hurting' the middle-class employees and pensioners, the government should shelve bullet train and Central Vista redevelopment projects to save money for the coronavirus fight.
Govt freezes DA, DR for 1.1 cr central govt employees, pensioners: Here's all you need to know about Dearness Allowance
Dearness Allowance is paid by the government to its employees as well as a pensioner to offset the impact of inflation
The government on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for its 1.1 crore employees and pensioners, a move states are likely to replicate, helping save a combined Rs 1.2 lakh crore that could be used to combat the coronavirus crisis
EPFO has also provided a facility to file online COVID-19 advance claim along with other services on Umang app.
The Union Cabinet on Friday approved 4 percent hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 21 pe cent for central government employees, costing the exchequer an additional Rs 14,595 crore
Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr
The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali
SC verdict on provident fund contribution: Employers can still duck its full impact unless the government steps in
The long and short of the implications of the supreme court verdict is it is a shot in the arm for employees and a wake-up call to the government.
Union Cabinet hikes dearness allowance by three percent, move to benefit 1.1 crore govt employees and pensioners
The decision in this regard was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Cabinet approves additional 2% hike in DA and DR; to benefit 1.1 crore central govt employees, pensioners
The impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 6,112.20 crore per annum and Rs 4,074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19
Centre's move to scrap MP airfare DA draws flak across party lines: Narendra Modi faces side-effects of political reform
When Narendra Modi govt proposed in the Budget that the DA should be scrapped, MPs from across party lines got together to protest the proposed withdrawal.
The hike in dearness allowance will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
The decision to hike dearness allowance was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The hike in the DA/DR is as per the agreed methodology of taking average of Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers for the past 12 months.
The Centre on wednesday increased dearness allowance and dearness relief to 4 percent from existing 2 percent from 1 January 2017, benefiting 48.85 lakh employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners.
The hike in DA will be with effect from 1 July, 2016
On 17 April, Dattatreya had said the government would bring out an executive order to ensure that contract workers get a minimum wage of Rs 10,000 per month.